A rainy start to the week left Twin Valley South’s baseball team with a chance to regroup.
South fell behind 4-1 to Miami East, Tuesday, April 29, early in the game, only to see the game get postponed due to rain.
The teams will continue that contest on Friday, May 9.
The next night, South was in a similar situation, trailing host National Trail 4-0 before rallying for an 11-8 win.
The Blazers scored four runs in the bottom of the first, but South answered with four runs of their own in the second. However, the tie was short lived, as Trail scored four more times in the bottom of the second to take an 8-4 lead.
The Panthers gradually worked their way back into the game, scoring twice in the third, three in the fifth and closed out the scoring with two in the seventh.
The offense was lead by Josh Cottingim, going 3-for-4, including a triple and 4 RBI.
Wes Cole picked up the win tossing a complete game.
On Friday, South hosted CCC leader and rival Tri-County North and battled into extra-innings before falling 2-1, in 9-innings.
TVS pitcher Jacob Bassler pitched a gem of a game, going all 9 innings, only to be out dueled by Norths’ Hunter Gleadell, who also pitched a complete game.
TVS scored one run on three hits, the single run coming in the 5th.
On Saturday, May 3, TVS traveled to Madison for a doubleheader and split for the day. South won the opener 10-3, before falling in the second game 6-1.
According to South coach John Bassler, game one pitcher, Brandon Simpson, pitched very well, for a complete game win. The TVS offense did a great job, Bassler said, with the entire lineup producing. There were five players with multiple hits: Jacob Bassler, Wes Cole, Brandon Simpson, Gunter Lautensleger, and Chad Ehler.
In game two, South managed just five hits in suffering the loss.
South (9-8, 5-4 CCC) will open tournament play by hosting Preble Shawnee on Monday, May 12, at 5 p.m. The game will be played at South.